Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Human tooth found in Japan McDonald’s fries
A human tooth was found in french fries sold at a McDonald s in Japan last year, the firm said Wednesday, the latest in a series of woes involving contaminated nuggets and a chip shortage. A customer complained to the Japanese arm of the fast food giant after finding a... Read more
‘Lal Masjid should be demolished or burnt down’: Altaf Hussain
In a statement issued from London, the MQM leader said. “Angels will not descend on Pakistan to strengthen it. We will have to do this job ourselves. The sooner the better,”  Hussain also demanded  immediate  arrest of Lal Masjid leader Abdul Aziz for mongering hate that too using the... Read more
ATCs sent terrorism cases to Interior Ministry
Anti-Terrorism Courts (ATCs) have sent 83 high-profile terrorism-related cases  to the Interior Ministry for the proceedings in the military courts. According to the details, these cases include attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, attack on Manawan training centre and attack on the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) building along with... Read more
COAS nor DG ISI have any Account on Social Media: DG ISPR
In a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR ) has clarified that COAS and DG ISI do not have any Facebook or twitter accounts. The press release further stated “There is only one twitter and one facebook account of Military Spokesman / DG ISPR Maj... Read more
Pakistan to improve trade, economic ties with Bahrain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan was keen to work with Bahrain to further improve mutual economic relations that reflect the warmth existing in bilateral relations between the two countries. “There is immense scope for expanding the existing volume of bilateral trade between the two countries which... Read more
“I would have to excel and perform like Mahira Khan”: Shahrukh Khan
Megastar Shahrukh Khan will be seen next in the upcoming movie,Raees, directed by Rahul Dholakia, alongside Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. Shahrukh said at the launch of Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar: “Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan are there in the film (Raees). Both of them are very accomplished actors. I... Read more
Revolutionary solar plane’s round the world trip
A sun-powered plane was loaded onto a cargo carrier in Switzerland earlier this week heading for the Middle East from where it will attempt a revolutionary ’round-the-world’ trip. Solar Impulse 2 is the successor of Solar Impulse, a pioneering craft which notched up a 26-hour flight in 2010, proving its... Read more
Fazl stirring religious parties to protest against ‘military courts’ law
Following the passage of the  21st Constitutional Amendment by an  unanimous resolution in Parliament, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called a consultative meeting of major religious political parties tomorrow. According to sources, the JUI-F is trying to convince the religious leaders to unite in protest against... Read more
Petition challenging establishment of military courts filed in Apex Court
A petition challenging the establishment of military courts in the country was filed in the Supreme Court earlier today. The petition stated that the amendment made in the Constitution to establish military courts in the country is against its basic structure. The amendments for the empowerment of military courts... Read more
Carnage in Paris: 12 people massacred by alleged Islamist terrorists
At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper firebombed in the past after publishing cartoons joking about Muslim leaders, French TV channel iTELE reported. France Info radio also said police had confirmed 10 injured. Police informed Reuters that... Read more
A Broken heart (usually) takes three months to heal
Scientists have found that it takes around three months to get over a breakup. A study in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that 11 weeks after experiencing a breakup, 71 per cent of participants were able to view their relationship in a positive light. They agreed with positive... Read more
ICC World Cup 2015: Pakistan announces squad
Pakistan today announced its 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, from February 14 to March 29. The team was announced by Chief Selector Moin Khan who told reporters that this would be a special World Cup for him. “After 23 years Pakistan... Read more
Gujranwala court attack: 1 dead, one injured
One man was killed while another sustained injuries when two unidentified assailants entered a sessions court in Gujranwala and opened fire earlier today. The victims were at the court for a hearing when they were targeted. The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Rasheed, while the injured – who is... Read more
Solar energy to help fight energy crisis
Amid a worsening energy crisis, Pakistan has approved the use of grid-connected solar energy, rooftop solar installations and mortgage financing for home solar panels to boost uptake of clean energy in the country. The government has also reversed course and eliminated a 32.5% tax imposed on imported solar equipment... Read more